Chelmsford City Council

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To find out how to dispose of a particular item, you can:

  • browse a list of all items

  • enter the item into the keywords search

The household recycling centres are run by Essex County Council.

ItemBin, box or sack
Yoghurt potsClear sack for plastics
Yellow PagesWhite sack for paper
Wrapping paper (not foil-based or glittery)White sack for paper
WoodLocal recycling centre
Window panesSpecial collection or local recycling centre
White envelopes (with or without windows)White sack for paper
WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment, small)Green recycling box
Waxed paper and cardBlack non-recyclables bin
Waxed packagingBlack non-recyclables bin
Water filtersLocal recycling centre


Special collections

We offer special collections for large items, clinical waste and incontinence waste. We also offer a free assisted collection service if you have difficulty moving your bins, boxes and sacks.

You can find more information and request a special collection.


Local recycling centre

You can find your local recycling centre.

Essex County Council manage the recycling centres. We will not be able to help if you contact us with a query about your local centre.

Each recycling centre has different opening times, restrictions and items that they do not accept. Before you go to your recycling centre, you need to check this information.


Information from Love Essex

Essex County Council's Love Essex gives advice about how to dispose of different items.

You can look at their information if your item is something we don't collect, and is something your local recycling centre will not accept.

Disposing of asbestos

We do not collect asbestos, and you can't take it to your local recycling centre.

You can request an asbestos collection from Essex County Council.

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Last updated: 27 November 2020

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